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Let’s Get This Right: Mask Up NOVA

It’s Phase One and Executive Order 63 for Northern Virginia’s reopening.

On May 29, The Northern Virginia Regional Commission announced that it produced a Public Service Announcement emphasizing the importance of wearing a face mask in public indoor spaces.

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Hunkered Down to Opening Up in Virginia

Northern Virginia leaders urge regional approach to reopening state.

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Northern Virginia Reopening Should Occur When Metrics Met

Regional mayors and chairs send letter to Gov. Northam.

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Amazon Gives $1 Million Locally to Fight the Impact of COVID-19

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Awards Block Grants.

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Global to Local: Coronavirus Defines Us

Week Two 03/15-03/21– feeding children is priority for FCPS.

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Opinion: Commentary: ‘Our Priority Is to Save Lives’

Governor Northam orders statewide closure of certain non-essential businesses: all public and private schools K-12 closed for the rest of the academic year.

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Global to Local: This Is Not a Test

Week one: 03/09-03/15: COVID-19 pandemic hits the area.

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Focus on Social Justice at First Baptist Church of Vienna

Church hosts its fourth annual Justice and Legislative Sunday.

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Fairfax County: Proclamations and Resolutions, Board Matters and Votes

It’s Day One; Take Action for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

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Change in the Virginia Landscape

401st VA General Assembly reconvenes with a tsunami of filed legislation.

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Virginia Assembly – Week One

Highlights of some of the bills proposed.

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Environmental Priorities for Virginia

Virginia Conservation Network Hosts 2019 General Assembly Preview.

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First National Suffragist Memorial Breaks Ground

Site in Lorton to mark women’s struggle for right to vote.

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Horses Heal and Teach Life Skills

Equestrian program touches everyone involved.

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No More Curbside Pickup for Glass in Northern Virginia

Residents will have to take their glass bottles and jars to a purple bin.

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Building Community that Works for Everyone

Maj. Gen. Carl H. McNair Jr. receives community leadership award.

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What’s Car-Loving NOVA To Do?

Not more lanes, not more tolls.

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Northern Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Presented

Local police and special law enforcement agencies awarded for best traffic safety programs in the state.

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Suicide and Trauma Sound Alarm for First Responders

Fairfax County Chief of Police takes action to relieve stress and encourage officers to ask for help when needed.

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Local Talent on Global Stage

USA Special Olympics Team heads to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for World Games 2019.

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E-bikes: Friend or Foe in Virginia?

Parks agencies present proposed changes allowing e-bikes on their trails.

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Board The Starlight Express at Lake Fairfax

It’s a magical winter light show and more.

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Sunrise Chefs in Head-to-Head Competition

Event demonstrates healthy from-scratch cooking with seasonal ingredients.

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‘Collect for Kids’ Seeks Help

Donations and help from organizations is requested.

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Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout April 28

Service is free, anonymous and no questions asked.